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deliver on the promise, getting pem out of the neighborhoods, going to the small businesses and getting people to understand there's more than san francisco than the waterfront and when they aren't racing we enjoy the benefit of those people coming to our city. the work force development plan includes a local small business component as well. we'll be continuing to work with them to try to implement that the way we can to make sense but we as a city see it with ways to part with the organizing committee which served as a leading role in sustainability and tried to pivot them around to things we are hearing excitement like do a hack-a-thon or do new apps that help people learn about the neighborhoods and learn about san francisco and get people away thinking we're a one-trick pony and here's our great waterfront. i would be happy to work with you and the office and the fillmore to understand how that works. commissioner olague: in district 5 alone we have several neighborhood commercial corridors, lower haight, inner
sunset, so i think there's a lot of potential if we can start to educate people through the aps about all the unique neighborhoods we have. >> another piece i'd like to hiled, -- highlight, also, we'll have tourists coming to the event with information using a clipper car instead of renting a car from the airport and that's a good communication for a lot of things, saying this is what san francisco brings to you, can we teach you what we're trying to do with bike sharing or other ways to get around the city. these are all opportunities and the sky is the limit to tie them together in a way that makes 2013 uniquely productive. commissioner olague: if we could continue to converse on these things that would be great. president chiu: thank you. colleagues, before we proceed, unless -- actually supervisor farrell? ? supervisor farrell: a quick comment and quick request. one real quick, i want to say
thanks to your staff. you've been working hard and i know there's been a lot of dislocation the last week but i think to publicly commend you guys for doing a great job representing the city and being flexible. i know certainly with the neighborhoods in district 2 we talk about all the time, i want to thank you and the request to add on we continue to be vigilant and want to say publicly about how that aspect changes continually but how to be engaged in waterfront experience but we continue to work to make sure that is protected as a long term resource for everyone here. . president chiu: we're engaged with the park conservancy and hope we find something to satisfy the reasonable request they've made. >> great, thanks. president chiu: colleagues, i know we close public comment. why don't we close the hearing in the committee of the whole and reconvene as the board of supervisors unless there's an objection, we're going to go ahead and do that. supervisor farrell, do you have
anything else? president chiu? president chiu: thank you, first of all, colleagues, i'd like to move the amendment as a whole that has been provided to us by city staff and i'd just like to state that as some of you know, obviously in 2010 i was one of a number of sponsors of our original america's cup bid because i did think of it as an important opportunity for the city and obviously between 2010-2012, a number of things have changed, aspects of the deal changed, financial assumptions changed, and we did have some difficult discussions. and i know that there are mixed perspectives about what may have happened over the last couple of months. that being said, i do think today the approvals we have in front of us are absolutely worthy of our support and think they are appropriately focused on the race over the next two years and this is a solid set of agreements. we are bringing an incredible, international sporting event to the national amphitheater of the bay and bringing significant economic
opportunities and making infrastructure improvements on the waterfront that will have an impact for years. so colleagues, at this time i'd like to ask that we move this amendment as a whole, that we move these motions, and i want to thank all of the various stakeholders who have taken part in this fairly long journey of this first leg of our voyage. i want to thank mr. martin and mr. benson and the many colleagues throughout city staff who worked hard on this. i want to thank the event authority, mr. barkley, and your colleagues. i'd like to thank the organizing committee. i think i saw mr. beal here and many folks have been working with you and this truly has been a joint partnership and one we'll continue to work with together as we prepare in the coming months and in the coming years so with that at this point, i'd like to make a motion to amend and hope we move this forward. >> we have motion to amend item 4 outlining the amendment of a whole. can we have a second to that motion so we have a second by supervisor kim? supervisor kim? supervisor kim: thank you,
supervisor campos. i also want to reiterate my support for the resolution before us today. i know within the public there's a lot of confusion between the development and the event itself and i think that this board fairly unanimously supports america's cup being staged in the city and county of san francisco and we're excited to see this event come to us and i'm also appreciative of the work the city has done on the event and also to the america's cup organizing committee for working so closely with the city. i saw there were amendments to the resolution, around the amounts that have been committed to the city regarding the costs that will be incurred. as we move along, and also appreciated that on the resolution we took into account if we weren't able to meet our fundraising goals, we would be able to look at some cost saving measures for the city. but i do appreciate the work that's gone through this and of course to mr. buhl which is here as well and it's tough work which you're going to do
but we appreciate it and the event is important to the city and will be supporting this resolution moving forward. supervisor campos: on the motion to amend item 4, we can take that without objection, motion passes. colleagues, unless there is an objection, we can take items 4 and 5 together and madam clerk, if we can have a roll call. >> on item 4 as amended and item 5, supervisor kim? supervisor kim: aye. >> supervisor mar? >>i. >> supervisor olague? >> aye. >> supervisor wiener? >> aye. >> supervisor avalos? >> aye. >> avalos, aye. >> supervisor campos? >> aye. >> president chiu? >> aye. >> supervisor chu? >> aye. >> supervisor cohen? >> aye. >> supervisor elsbernd? >> aye. >> supervisor farrell? >> aye. >> 11 ayes.
if forecasters -- if folk coos take their conversations outside the room. thank you. and with that we have one special commendation today and will be offered by our colleague, supervisor mark farrell. supervisor farrell. supervisor farrell: thank you, president chiu. colleagues and members of the public today, i am both happy and p sad but very honored to be presenting a certificate of honor and commendation to a good friend and a really important part of our fabric here in san francisco for the past number of years. cindy brannan. cindy, come on up here. [applause] so everyone, cindy for the past seven years has been the executive director of san francisco safe here in our city. safe for those of you who don't know, i believe most of you know of it, it's an organization focused on safety
in our community, in our neighborhoods, i think probably best known for neighborhood watch and so forth over the years, and has set up hundreds in san francisco but also does a lot with personal safety protection, involved with businesses in our community, and before coming here to the board of supervisors, i had the honor of being on the board of directors at ss-safe and i see a number of the board members and our police department including chief sir and the captain and everyone who worked with cindy. to me cindy has been not only a leader within the organization but certainly within the mission of safe in the city of san francisco. you know, continuing to grow safe's presence not only within our neighborhoods but also as we did the community advisory boards and the different stations throughout san francisco. the block captain meetings. but really kind of continued to be a partner with our police
department and cindy is going back with her family to move back to wisconsin. i think the only thing i would request is your kids don't grow up packer fans and stay niners fans. but we're going to miss you so much. it's been so much fun for me to spend time with you over the years but thanks for all that you've done and congratulations and we wish you nothing but the best. [applause] >> i didn't expect this. supervisor farrell: i know. >> thank you, mark. you've been a great friend and colleague over the years and your support not just of me but our organization has been tremendous. i will miss you. i will miss, of course, working with the board of supervisors, all of you have been so great and supportive in the work that safe has done.
i can't tell you how important that is to us and thank you, of course, to my staff who set me up to come here today. they tried to make it a surprise but that wouldn't work with me and obviously thank you to my board of directors for their long-term support. everyone has been onboard with the organization for so long and brings me great sadness to leave the organization and this city and i'm sure i won't find anything equivalent back in madison, wisconsin. i'm also sad to leave this great city and of course one of the things i value, also, is the partnership with the police department. we wouldn't be able to do as much as we do today without their support and their partnership and their leadership and we really appreciate everything that they've done for us and that the board of supervisors has done for our organization. i appreciate this. i'm humbled and very surprised but thank you very much. thank you. supervisor farrell: you bet. [applause] supervisor farrell: hold on, cindy, hold on a second.
>> thank you very much, supervisor farrell. colleagues, at this time why don't we go to our 4:00 p.m. special order. madam clerk, could you call item 6-9. >> item 6 is a public hearing of persons interested in the decision of the planning commission's january 19, 2012 approval of a conditional use authorization for property located at 1111 california street, also known as the nob hill masonic center. item 7 is the commission
approving the condition at use authorization at the masonic center. item 8 is the motion disapproving the planning position. item 9 is asking the clerk to prepare finding. president chiu: as i mentioned earlier in the meeting, colleagues, both parties in this matter have agreed to a continuance of one week. there have been fruitful conversations in recent days that potentially may lead to a resolution of this matter. so with that, i'd like to first entertain a motion to continue for one week. motion by supervisor farrell. seconded by supervisor martha we continue this item to april 3. before we move with the motion to continue, if there are any members of the public who wish to speak on this matter, please let us know. seeing none. on the motion to continue, colleagues, if we could take that without objection. without objection, that should be the case and this matter will be continued until april 3. madam clerk, could you read the adoption calendar. >> items 12-16 are being considered for immediate and
unanimous adoption without committee reference. these items will be acted upon by a single roll call vote unless a member request discussion of after matter and then will be called separately and considered. president chiu: would anyone like to start. supervisor elsbernd. supervisor elsbernd: 14. president chiu: supervisor campos? and on items 12, 15, 16, madam clerk, please call the roll. supervisor kim? >> aye. >> supervisor mar? >>i poofment >> supervisor olague? olague absent. supervisor wiener? >> aye. >> supervisor avalos? >> aye. >> supervisor campos? >> aye. >> president chiu? >> aye. >> supervisor chu? >> aye. >> supervisor cohen? >> aye. >> supervisor elsbernd? aye. >> supervisor farrell? >> aye. >> 10 ayes. president chiu: items are
adopted. item 13. >> oaking withizing a day against homophobor and transphobia and calling on officials to lower the united nations flags in united nations plaza for a 24-hour period on may 17, 2012. supervisor campos? supervisor campos: thank you. i wanted to make a couple points on this item. this a resolution that recognizes international day of homophobia and transphobia. it's important to simply note that often here in supervise we take many things for granted. the reality is in most parts of the world, lbgb people are still suffering not only discrimination but in some of these countries you're talking about violence and at times even death and i think it's important for those of us who live in places like san francisco where we don't have to deal with those -- with such a horrible situation that we acknowledge the suffering that other people have and that's
what this resolution is about. i think it's important for us to recognize that and i know that other countries like spain, belgium, mexico, costa rica have recognized this day and we are calling upon the city officials and specifically the director of the department of public works to lower both the american flag and the u.n. plaza flag on may 17 and i want to thank the co-sponsors of this resolution. supervisor olague, supervisor kim, and president chiu. thank you very much. president chiu: thank you, supervisor. unless there's any further discussion, colleagues, can we take this item, same call? >> mr. president, it's not the same house, we have supervisor olague back. president chiu: roll call vote. >> item 13, vfsor kim? >> aye. >> supervisor mar? >> aye. respect sprfors olague? >> aye. >> supervisor wiener? >> aye. >> supervisor avalos? >> aye. >> supervisor campos? >> aye. >> president chiu? >> aye.
>> supervisor chu? aye. >> supervisor cohen? >> aye. >> supervisor elsbernd? >> aye. >> supervisor farrell? >> aye. >> there are 11 ayes. president chiu: the resolution is adopted. item 14. >> resolution supporting assembly bill 1831 which bans expand the box for state and employees to cover city and county workers state wythe. supervisor elsbernd? supervisor elsbernd: continue for one week. president chiu: is there a second? supervisor cohen. if we can do that without objection and continue until april 3, that shall be the case. with that could you read the memoriums. >> today's meeting will be adjourned in the memory of the following individual on behalf of supervisor kim, olague and avalos for the late dr. engrazia, escobar, borha. president chiu: is there any more business in front of the board? >> that concludes our business for today.
stephen de staebler's developed in an area dominated by abstract expression. even his peers saw his form. >> he was able to find a middle ground in which he balanced the ideas of human figuration and representation with abstraction and found it even more meaningful to negotiate that duality. >> another challenge was to create art from a meeting that was typically viewed as kraft material. his transforming moment was an accident in the studio. an oversized vertical sculpture began to collapse under its own weight and spread onto the floor. he sought a new tradition before him, landscape sculpture. >> you feel this extended human form underneath the surface of the earth struggling to emerge.
eventually, it does. it articulates his idea that the earth is like flesh, and the archaeology and geology in the earth are like the bones, the structure of the earth. this tied in with his idea of mother earth, with the sense that we are all tied to nature and the earth. >> a half dozen bay area museums and private collectors loan the massive sculptures to the museum for its matter and spirit retrospective. but the most unusual contributions came from stephen himself. a wall of autobiographical masks and hence from the early decades of his private study. >> he had one of the most beautiful studios i have ever been in. when you walk in, your first impression is of these monumental figures that you see in the exhibition, but if you went into the back corner of his studio, there was a series of shells with these diminutive
figures. he told me, these are the heart of my studio. these little, and held intimate study is that he referred to as his sketchbook. a painter might make drawings. stephen de staebler made miniature sculptures. >> during the 1970's, he was inspired by the monuments of egypt. he assembled a large rocks of clay into figures that resembled the ancient kings and queens. he credited a weathered appearance by rubbing glazes' into the clay while still wet. the misfires from his killed were brought in his backyard in his berkeley home. he called it his boneyard. in the last year of his life, he dug up the artifacts from his own history, and the bones were rearranged, in the were slimmer figures with wings. >> even if you knew nothing about his life or career, you sensed there was an artist dealing with this fundamental
issue of life and death, the cake, netting back together, and you feel there is an attempt to deal with mortality and immortality. there is a seeking of spiritual meaning in an existential stage. >> during his 50-year career, stephen de staebler worked to form and out of the clay of the ground and give it a breath of life. matter and spirit gathers the many expressions of his meditations. and gives the viewer and insight into the artist's life. learn more about the retrospective on line at >> sanrio famous for the designs
for hello kitty. i thought i would try to make it as cute as possible. that way people might want to read the stories. then people might be open to learn about the deities and the culture. ♪ they reached out to make about five or six years ago because of the book published. they appreciated that my work was clearly driven from my research and investigation. after i contributed my artwork, the museum was really beside themselves. they really took to it. the museum reached out to me to see if i would be interested in my own space inside the museum. i tell them that would be a dream come true. it is the classical, beautiful
indian mythology through the lens of modern design and illustration and storytelling. they're all of these great sketch as i did for the maharajah exhibition. i get a lot of feedback on my artwork and books. they complement. they say how original the work is. i am the first person to say that this is so derived from all of this great artwork and storytelling of the past. the research i put into all of my books and work is a product of how we do things that a-- at pixar. sometimes you will see him depicted monkey-like or as superman. i wanted to honor his monkey coloring.
i decided to paint him white with a darker face. it is nice to breathe new life into it in a way that is reverent and honors the past but also lets them breathe and have fun. it is almost a european notion to bring these symbols and icons from southeast asia. they decorate their deities. it was a god they interacted with every day in a human way. the most important thing has been to create work that is appealing to me. i want to see vishnu to pick did in a modern way. it dawned on me by reinterpreting the deities in a way that is modern and reverent
to the history, i am building a bridge for young and old audiences to make friends with the culture and these icons to learn their stories. ♪ >> welcome. calling to order this meeting of the san francisco ethics commission on march 26, 2012. thank you all for being here. let me begin by calling the meeting to order and taking the roll. commissioner hayon? commissioner renne? let me note before we take public comment that matters related to the mayor's suspension of the sheriff that are the responsibility of the ethics